State yer business.Foss
stood before him with a meek expression. A battle fleet from
Earth is coming in our direction, sir, he reported. I
recommend that we prepare ourselves for an attack.Balalaika
nodded. Ill alert the raiders. When I come back here, I want
to see Captain Brannigan hooked up to yer machine. Its time he
and I had a man-to-man talk.Leela
managed to jump out of the way of Krandoks thrust, but one foot
moved faster than the other, and she stumbled. Stupid lack of
depth perception, she thought bitterly as she landed face-down on
try, said Krandok, offering a hand to lift her up. But ye
dont become a pirate in a day.I
was meaning to ask something, said Leela, reaching down for her
cutlass. Why dont you use laser pistols instead of swords?
Theyre much more deadly.Cause
were pirates, replied Krandok. We got laser cannons on our
raiders, but thats as modern as we get.A
beeping sound from his belt caught his attention. Krandok, report
to my lab at once, said the voice of Foss. And bring Brannigan
stood dutifully straight, and replaced his sword in its sheath.
Ill be back shortly, he told Leela. Dont go anywhere.
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